Here in Manto's own words that he wanted to mark his grave with: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing.... Under tons of earth he lies, still wondering who among the two is greater short-story writer: God or He.— Saadat Hasan Manto
Mind-blowing Writing Words quotations
Words are the most powerful thing in the universe.
.. Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
I have always wanted to write a book that ended with the word 'mayonnaise.
When you write a song, most of the words you use are in black and white, and then, from time to time, you use one that’s in color. These words in color are a part of ourselves, because we give them a meaning. If you like, we give them a third dimension.
I write from my knowledge not my lack, from my strength not my weakness.
I am not interested if anyone knows whether or not I am familiar with big words, I am interested in trying to render big ideas in a simple way. I am interested in being understood not admired.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
I can’t write five words but that I change seven.
You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words.
Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.
You don't necessarily have to write to be a poet.
Some people work in gas stations and they're poets. I don't call myself a poet, because I don't like the word. I'm a trapeze artist.
And I've always loved commercials. I like working out how to organically weave a brand's message into the writing process. It's like an improv show, where comics ask the audience to throw out a word and a skit is built around it.
I probably spent more time listening to albums than writing songs.
But I think that gave me all the tricks in terms of wordplay, from how I pronounced my words to the actual delivery.
The surrealist thinks he has outstripped the whole of literary history when he has written (here a word that there is no need to write) where others have written "jasmines, swans and fauns." But what he has really done has been simply to bring to light another form of rhetoric which hitherto lay hidden in the latrines.
It took me about three years to write About Grace.
I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.
Whenever we can make 25 words do the work of 50, we halve the area in which looseness and disorganization can flourish.
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.
Writing is storytelling and all of us are authors, not just of words but of reality. You are the author of your life, so go out and live! Then never quit writing about it!
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired.
The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images
Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth.
There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words
Tears are words that need to be written.
My favorite books are a constantly changing list, but one favorite has remained constant: the dictionary. Is the word I want to use spelled practice or practise? The dictionary knows. The dictionary also slows down my writing because it is such interesting reading that I am distracted.
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish.
Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish.
Take these words home and think it through; Or the next rhyme I write might be about you.
I'd rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer.
Although I write in English, and despite the fact that I'm from America, I consider myself an Armenian writer. The words I use are in English, the surroundings I write about are American, but the soul, which makes me write, is Armenian. This means I am an Armenian writer and deeply love the honor of being a part of the family of Armenian wrtiters.
It's tremendously hard work. Yes, I love arranging the words and having them fall on the ear the right way and you know you're not quite there and you're redoing it and redoing it and there's a wonderful thrill to it. But it is hard.
Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write.